November is American Indian and Alaska Natives Heritage Month, and this year's theme is Celebrating Native American Voices. In keeping with this theme, the CSUMB Library is featuring some of our resources on Native American music and oral history.

Native American Music

Browner, T. (2002). Heartbeat of the People: Music and Dance of the Northern Pow-wow. Urbana: University of Illinois Press.

Native American Odyssey: Inuit to Inca. (1998). Putumayo World Music.

Troutman, J. (2009). Indian Blues: American Indians and the Politics of Music, 1879-1934. Norman: University of Oklahoma Press.

Tribal Songs of the American Indian. (1995). St-Laurent, Quebec, Canada: Madacy Music Group, Inc.

Wright-McLeod, B. (2005). The Encyclopedia of Native Music: More Than a Century of Recordings from Wax Cylinder to the Internet. Tucson: The University of Arizona Press.


Native American Oral History

cover of indian voicesEinhorn, L. (2000). The Native American Oral Tradition: Voices of the Spirit and Soul. Westport, Conn.: Praeger.

Luthin, H.W. (2002). Surviving Through the Days: Translations of Native California Stories and Songs: A California Indian Reader. Berkeley: University of California Press.

Owings, A. (2011). Indian Voices: Listening to Native Americans. New Brunswick, N.J.: Rutgers University Press.

Zolbrod, P. (1995). Reading the Voice: Native American Oral Poetry on the Page. Salt Lake City: University of Utah Press.


See also

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Obituary for Russell Means, American Indian Activist

Smithsonian Museum Events

Cultural Studies Research Guide